A nice cup of tea

Helen sat at the kitchen table, her stomach in knots. She looked down at her hands, the paleness of her fingers contrasting with the dark wood. Her fingertips rested on a groove, and her face tensed as she remembered how it got there. ‘What are you doing?’ He shouted, and she flinched as he raised … Continue reading A nice cup of tea

A year in moments – the end

2020 has gone which also means my Year in moments project has come to an end. Safe to say this one wasn't as successful as Year in people, with only 23 posts published compared to the 99 I'd done in 2019. Why? Mainly, COVID. Doesn't really need much more explanation than that eh? Tales from … Continue reading A year in moments – the end

Tales from lockdown – author’s note

Firstly, a huge THANK YOU to everyone who's taken part in this project, giving up your time and telling me your stories. I've loved chatting and catching up, and speaking to people I haven't spoken to in quite a while, sometimes years. It was a chance to record a unique time in people's lives, and … Continue reading Tales from lockdown – author’s note

A year in moments #12 – first date with The Poet

Continued from Meeting The Poet... It was 3 months exactly since we first met, this time Friday 13th December. There were only two Fri 13ths in 2019, and we'd met on both, neither of which were planned. We were supposed to have met the Wednesday before, but I'd pushed it back to Friday because I … Continue reading A year in moments #12 – first date with The Poet

A year in moments #9 – the story based on a poem

He laid awake, looking to his left. The light was just starting to peek through the curtains. She was facing away from him, sleeping. He watched her shoulder and the curve of her back, just exposed by the covers. She gently turned over to him, her eyelids giving away that she wasn’t yet awake. He … Continue reading A year in moments #9 – the story based on a poem

A year in people – the end

So that's it; it's the end of December 2019 (well, actually January 2020) and my year in people project is finished. When I started, I didn't quite know what I'd end up writing; how many posts I'd be able to do or how it would all go. The only goal I set myself was to … Continue reading A year in people – the end